QLeft.png Together with her pet dog, Toto, Dorothy is blown off to a faraway land by a tornado. There she seeks the help of the great wizard Oz, and thus embarks on a journey to the Emerald City... From the play "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." QRight.png


Girl Who Fulfills a Certain Dream

Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
I'm baaack ♪


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I'm back!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I'm ba— huh? *sniff* *sniff*


Misora (icon).png Misora:
It smells like... cake!?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
You're right! The scent of freshly baked cake is the best.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I know! I guess Shizuha should be decorating it just now.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Whose birthday was it today?


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
It's not a celebration cake but a reward cake.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Reward cake... Oh! Could it be a reward for finishing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" audition!?


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Oh, you're smart, Aruru!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yay! A sweet cake for my tired body ♪ Smelling it is nice but it's even better if I get to eat it.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Reward cake for "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" audition...


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Oops...


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Aw man!! If only I got the Dorothy role, then I would've enjoyed the cake whole!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
How much do you intend to eat!? Also, it's everyone's cake so you can't have the whole cake!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Oh...well, you raise a fair point...


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
But I can understand how you feel because I also like "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". I'd prepared a lot and was aiming for Dorothy's role too.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
But it is what it is. My Scarecrow and Misora's Toto are both splendid characters. If we feel strongly about the play, then we have to focus even more on our roles.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Turn the frustration from the audition into motivation for acting! Isn't that right?


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Motivation for acting... You're right!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Alright! I'll act out the best Toto ever, so be prepared, Aruru— no, Dorothy!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Heh heh, I've been prepared since the beginning! I have to act out a Dorothy that surpasses Misora's!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I see. The two of you have been in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" play once before.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah! With Misora's parents' Sky Blue Theatre Troupe!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
At the time, I was Dorothy and Aruru was Toto though.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
It was so much fun! Misora's Dorothy was a shining girl who was a crybaby but brave!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
I fell for both Dorothy and Misora. After the play had ended, I kept playing pretend as Dorothy. But...


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
I could only be the me reading out Dorothy's lines earnestly. I couldn't be the shining Dorothy...


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Shining Dorothy?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah, a shining Dorothy like the one Misora had acted out!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
How should I put it? A shine that feels like you're expressing the feeling of love with your entire body!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I've been told that by everyone in the theatre troupe but it's embarrassing to have her say it.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Heh heh, that's fine. When you say "love", do you mean love for the stage and acting?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah! The stage, play, family, theatre troupe — a shine that says you will never, ever let go of the things that are important to you ♪


Misora (icon).png Misora:
............


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
In any case, I was jealous of that shine! So I set out on a journey to find my own!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
So you quit pretending to be Dorothy and became a real Dorothy.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yes! In order to find Misora's performance-like amazing shine... To find my "love", I kept searching for encounters everyday!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Search for encounters? Did you do something like that?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
What, did you forget!? We started soccer together!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
What!? That time when you suddenly invited me to join the soccer team was to look for that shine!?


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Haha! Misora hadn't noticed at all. That's so like Aruru though.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Well, it's fine to rush in at full speed but the team practices were too tough so you were exhausted right away.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
But it was fun because I was with you!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Aruru, could you suddenly saying you wanted to take painting class also be because of the shine?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Exactly ♪ I drew a lot and got praised a lot!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Right. You also ate the bread eraser and got scolded a lot too.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Ahahaha! Then do you remember the time I found a place to play Go and we didn't know anything about it but went in anyways?


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I remember it well. Even after they explained the rules to us, we still didn't understand, so in the end we just played Gomoku instead.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah, that's right ♪ We also did garbage duty volunteer and singing with these older girls who played instruments. It was fun.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
You two haven't changed at all. Aruru, you rush off at full speed and Misora, you follow in a panic.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Haha, that might be what it looks like at a glance.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
But I didn't know that my Dorothy was the reason behind all the running around town.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
So nostalgic... The excitement and unease from going to new places, and meeting kind people — it was just like Dorothy's big adventure.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I went with you on such a big adventure so you better be grateful.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yes ♪ I wouldn't have been able to experience all of that without you. Thank you, Misora ♪


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Oh, I was just kidding.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
It's a big thing! It's thanks to you that I was able to prepare myself for Dorothy's role. So leave "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" to me this time!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
When you put it that way, then I have to face my role as Toto with all I've got too.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I'm counting on you for the best Dorothy ever.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah ♪


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Heh heh.

"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Rehearsal

Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
(As Dorothy)
"Huh!? Hey, Toto — you saw that, didn't you? This Scarecrow winked!"


Misora (icon).png Misora:
(As Toto)
"I didn't see that but this Scarecrow looks suspicious! I think it's alive! Woof woof!"


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
(As Scarecrow)
"Hello, cute witch. Is this energetic puppy yours?"


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
(As Dorothy)
"Toto is my friend but I'm Dorothy, not a witch."


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
(As Scarecrow)
"Oh, pardon my rudeness. Hello, I'm the Scarecrow who talks without thinking. Can you forgive me?"


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
(As Dorothy)
"It's fine. This is my first time to see a talking Scarecrow. How do you do?"


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
(As Scarecrow)
"How do I do? Not good. I get bullied by the crows who are smarter than me. I want them to stop immediately. "


Misora (icon).png Misora:
(As Toto)
"Why don't you leave this field? Even I know to do that."


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
(As Scarecrow)
"Take a look behind me and you'll understand. I can't because there's a wooden stick that goes through me."


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
(As Dorothy)
"Oh, you're right! Does it hurt?"


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
(As Scarecrow)
"Well, no, because I'm made out of straw. But I can't stand the boredom so I'd be happy if you could remove it."


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
(As Dorothy)
"Wait just a moment, I'll take it out! Alright, hmph, hnngh!"


Misora (icon).png Misora:
(As Toto)
"I'll help too!"


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Both of you have improved with your timing. You can feel how well Dorothy and Toto get along ♪


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Huff, huff... Yay, we got Tsukasa-chan's approval~ ♪


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Once more before I forget the feeling!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Hmm... Let's take a break first. Shizuha and Lalafin should be here soon, so we should let Aruru catch her breath before everyone gathers.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Oh... Sorry, Aruru. We got really into it, didn't we?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Thank you, you two... ♪


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Haa... Tsukasa-chan, Misora, you both sure have stamina.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Haha, I'm no match for her.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Is it because you were raised in a theatre troupe? You have both stamina and a solid foundation.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
She did a lot of vocal and muscle training with everyone in the theatre troupe since she was young!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I knew it. No matter what role, your foundation is always solid.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I always kept up with the basic training so it makes me happy to hear this from you, Tsukasa-senpai!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Even if you have stamina, you can't make up for the difference in time spent on stage. I was troubled over that.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah, I completely understand ♪


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Right? Those like me and Aruru who didn't start performing until high school— wait...


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
You also went on stage, right, Aruru? You were in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with the Sky Blue Theatre Troupe before.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah, but it was just that one time. After that, until I entered Frontier, I never stood on stage again.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
You continued watching plays and helping out with Sky Blue though.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Any time outside of that was being immersed in the big adventure to find my shine ♪


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
The challenging new things that you talked about last time, right? But it's strange that you didn't try standing on stage again.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Hmm... It might be because I was more impressed with Misora's Dorothy than the stage itself.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
It was Dorothy over stage! I felt closer to Dorothy when I was spending time with Misora instead.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I see, so it didn't get you interested in other roles or performances. Elementary schoolers are like that.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
I don't think that it was because she lost interest in the stage.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Huh, why?


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Hm... Just, somehow?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Somehow?


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Yes, somehow.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Heh heh, like a best friend's intuition. Maybe it's the roles this time, but the two of you are exactly like Dorothy and Toto exploring the Land of Oz.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Heh heh... But you see, Tsukasa-chan, we arrived at a new frontier during our big adventure!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
New frontier...? Oh, that's what you mean.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
What is it? By your big adventure, do you mean what we were talking about before?


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yes! In the middle of the big adventure to search for shine, we watched Tsukasa-chan and everyone's S-Con!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Ah, so that's how it got tied together.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Yes. That day, Aruru suddenly said to go watch. I had always planned on going so we went together.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
And it was amazing!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
It was so free and the performance was dynamic. I could feel how all the performers got along well! It made me feel how this is where happiness is!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
Heh heh. That's completely Frontier's school tradition.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
That's right. I heard about it afterwards but up until then, Aruru always thought that the stage is a quiet and cultured place.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
But Frontier's play was full of energy. It taught me that rules aren't everything!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
All the experiences gained through encounters, fun things, sad things — everything can be done on stage! I was mind blown!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
That's so you to use that expression, but I can understand. I also received a big shock.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
I understand too. Like, how you've taken a step forward before you know it. I'm the same as everyone and think it's fine to just express yourself.


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
We've probably been Frontier-fied.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
That's right. I was impressed with how everyone's characters clashed and it made me want to try the same acting style!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
My big adventure... It feels like the path that I walked down has led me here ♪


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
That's kind of like Dorothy. Like how she finds things that are important to her on her way to the Emerald City.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yes! That's exactly it!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
But the yellow brick road for me and Misora continues beyond the city, far beyond that rainbow, continuing on forever!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Towards Tsukasa-chan, Lalafin, Shizuha-chan, Karen-chan, everyone else at the other schools. And also—


:
Towards many, many stages!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
...!


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Continuing on forever — forever increasing the things that are important to us.


Misora (icon).png Misora:
Going down the path of the stage, we've been blessed with so many wonderful encounters.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
That's right! Plays are encounters. It's been decided!


Tsukasa (icon).png Tsukasa:
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is also about encounters. This play will definitely lead us to the next one.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
Yeah! Let's walk straight ahead with everyone toward another brand new "encounter" ♪

Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
My favorite scene in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"? There are a lot, but probably the one where the scared, crybaby Dorothy thinks of her home and gathers her courage ♪

Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is really famous and loved by so many people!


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
This play and its main character, Dorothy, are really special to me. They're irreplaceable.


Aruru (icon).png Aruru:
I want to make a play that's filled with this precious "specialness" of mine. Let's go "Over the Rainbow"!

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